A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.


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Stars: Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart


Credited cast:
Ofer Levi
Erez Levi
Avraham Levi
Sima Levi (as Orly Silbersatz)
Boaz aka Savta
Pini Tavger ...
David Levi
Michal Levi ...
Avner Levi
Gila Levi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Assaf Cohen ...
Guy Kresner ...
Ido Levi
Michal Mizrahi
Jonathan Rozen ...
Gal Zaid ...
Savta's father


The year is 1980. The Levis, a large family with a unique lifestyle, live in what was then a rather naive State of Israel. Mr. Levi lectures his children daily on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. The family's twin boys both fall in love with a new girl in town. Erez, our hero, discovers how difficult it is to balance family loyalty against fulfillment of one's personal dreams. Matters become increasingly complicated when Erez somehow causes a severe family crisis. Beset by guilt feelings, he attempts to escape his fate, somehow exchanging dreams with his twin brother. He is drafted into a commando unit of the Israeli Army, just as his brother always dreamed of doing, while Ofer remains at home to take care of his broken family and has an affair with the love of Erez's life. Can Erez challenge destiny? Of what value is the life of someone who does not fulfill his dreams? Written by Anonymous

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3 July 2008 (Israel)  »

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Elveszett szigetek  »

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French certificate # 121001. See more »


Twice during the movie the subtitles do not match what the actors are saying. The first is at the high-school were Neta asks to borrow a notebook in mathematics. A few sentences later the subtitles say "Matematika" (Hebrew for mathematics) but the actors don't. The second event is later in the movie when Neta is asked whether her friend is nice - the actors say "nechmad" (nice) and the subs say "bachur nechmad" (nice guy). See more »


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A drama of Shakespearean intensity and proportion
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how far Israeli cinematography had come since the 80's "bourekas" movies. This is a new cinematic culture, akin to the best European schools of artistic thought - realistic, brutally honest, simple in its execution and powerful in its message. Goes well with "Nina's tragedies" and "Shlomi's Stars".

No need to re-tell it, just rent it and watch it. Allow yourself to feel the pain, enjoy the humor people see in their lives, and appreciate the heroic decisions of very trivial people.

Thank you for this movie, Reshef Levy. You made all of us very proud. And very very nostalgic :o))

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